Giant Larvacean with Microplastic Beads (image) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tail, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Credit © 2016 MBARI Usage Restrictions May only be used in conjunction with a story about this research. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.